Well, I’m past the 5 week mark, post my emergency gall bladder removal surgery. Week 4 was a real turning point for me. I started being able to eat more variety, without any ill effect. I can actually eat more dairy now than I could the 6-12 months prior to the surgery. I wonder now if perhaps a failing gall bladder caused my sudden dairy intolerances (it got to where the only dairy I could eat was hard cheeses.)
I’m still working slowly on food re-introduction. I can eat a very lean steak now, but I haven’t tried any fattier cuts of beef, and frankly, hamburger patties would be the last type of beef I try because it’s so laden with fat. I’m still pretty limited on veggies though. That’s a fiber issue, obviously not a fat content issue. But I can eat ripe plums, peaches, and nectarines, so hopefully the fresh veggies comes soon. I can handle a small amount of chocolate (dur LOL), but not any peanut butter. I use low fat margarine and mayo fine, but not regular mayo or real butter….via pats of butter. So things are returning to normal. I still tire easily, and it’s not helped by the fact that my knee I injured in February tripping over a co-worker’s dog…got worse last week when I climbed on a co-worker’s desk to decorate for her birthday. Put too much weight on it, I guess. Oh wells. Last time I climb at work to decorate a cubicle. LOL
Overall, doing fine. I am so eager for retirement, it’s pathetic. I hope to be done by the end of October, although I haven’t mentioned that to hubby yet. He’s dealing with having to have a dental implant….he doesn’t need to think about my issues right at the moment. (he had previously asked me just to make it through the end of the summer though, so end of October should be a fine compromise. LOL)
That’s all I got. My mom is struggling with turning 92 late August. She is suddenly DONE with living, and very morose. I’m trying to help her deal with that. 😦
Hope all is well. I’m slowly starting to re-establish the blog world habits, including visiting everyone’s sites on a regular basis; please bear with me as I get up and running again. Love you guys!